Ophiuchus

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I don’t believe in astrology per se, however, I think it is a fun to read the personality traits of the different star signs. I do think that these descriptions are so general that you can label any person any star sign, but that is a whole other discussion. No matter if you believe in astrology or not, I think that people associate themselves with what star sign they belong to, no matter if they believe in astrology or not. I have not yet found a single person in the western world that did not know their star sign, so even if people do not believe in astrology, they still care enough to at least know what star sign they belong to.

Apperantly a new star-sign has been found, the Ophiuchus. It is affecting those born between November 29 and December 17.

“In January 2011, Robert Roy Britt wrote in a post on Live Science, “Over the past 2,500 years or so since the zodiac was established, your sign has moved about a month relative to the sun and stars” and indicated that many people may not actually be the sign they think they are.”

“The constellation Ophiuchus represents a man wrestling a serpent, dividing the snake’s body in two parts.  It is the only sign of the zodiac linked to real men, sharing traits with Imhotep, a 27th century BCE Egyptian doctor, and biblical Joseph. Like Joseph, he is an interpreter of dreams and vivid premonitions. He is envied by his peers and favored by his father and authority figures.”

So, now I am a slight identity crisis here. All of a sudden I belong to a different star sign than what I thought I did? Oh my.